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My trip to Asher Guitars

MitchC

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Just before Christmas I went to Bill Asher's shop to check out his Style 1 and Teardrop acoustic lap steels as well as his electics. What a great opreration he's got, and a terrirific, down to earth gentleman.. And his instruments... whoa!... Sweet !

Well, I came home with both... A breathtaking Style 1 Koa and a Mahogany Teardrop. Both with L.R. Baggs M1A pickups. Both are amazing guitars... especially the Style 1.

Style 1: (mine is the top one laying on it's side)



Teardrop:



Then, there's the Breedlove, with heavy gauge strings tuned to B for playing tunes such as this Ed Gerhard tune, "Homage" (played by Ed at a live concert):

http://www.resohangout.com/myhangout/media-player/audio_player2.asp?musicid=5669




Running all into a Baggs Venue DI -> AER Compact 60 - Ahhhh..... they all sound wonderful !
 
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dennyman

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very nice guitars and I enjoyed your song and playing. :)

p.s. how did you tune the guitar?
 

MitchC

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Not my tune or playing unfortunately. That's "Homage" by Ed Gerhard on his "Live" CD - Tuning is standard D but all moved down to open B
 

Stevo57

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So you finally found one or two you like Mitch. Good on ya!
I love the teardrops and they are no compromise in tone.
Still have have my Brauchli.
 

A-Bone

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INDEED ! The Asher's are both breaking in great and sound simply spectacular !
No kidding! I wish I had not hesitated when a used Style I showed up on the Willcutt's site. I watched it for a few days and finally "purchased" it online, only to receive an e-mail from Willcutt's the same night that they check e-mail orders after close of business and it had sold at the end of that day.

Someday...
 




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